Ficino School Letter Week 10, Term 1, 2017

Good Works Assemblies are always an excellent opportunity to showcase the students’ work, and this morning was no exception.  Some of the artwork being produced and displayed around the School is outstanding and two classes spoke about these at the assembly.  Class Four prepared a quiz, where they described the features of gods and mythical creatures from ancient Greece for the audience to guess who they were.  Almost all were answered correctly first time and in some cases almost every student in the senior half of the School had their hand up.  This exposure to the classical traditions gives the students a connection with those influences which underline western civilisation.  The morning finished with presentations from Year 8 students on the Sputnik 1 satellite launched by the Russians in 1959 which started the Space Race; a speech from Prospero, a taster for this year’s Senior Shakespeare production, The Tempest, which will be performed in September, and an emotive speech written and read by Pearl Tucker on the courage of the ANZACs.  Pearl won first prize in a local competition and will read her speech and lay a wreath at the Mt Eden War Memorial on Tuesday 25th April at the ANZAC Service.

Peter Crompton


Parent Teacher Interviews – Monday 10th April – from 1.15pm

Children will need to be collected from school at 12.45pm after lunch.  There will be no After School Care on that day.

Athletics Assembly – Thursday 13th April – 8.30am

Parents are warmly invited to our Athletics Awards Assembly at 8.30am on Thursday 13th April.

End of Term Easter Church Service – Thursday 13th April

All parents are invited to come to our Easter Church Service at St Barnabas Church (corner of Mt Eden and Bellevue Roads) on Thursday 13th April at 2pm.  Children may be collected directly from the church after the service, or from school as usual at 3pm.

Winter Uniform from Next Term

A reminder that all children need to wear their winter uniforms from next term, including blazers to and from school.

Ficino Ski Programme – Registrations Due Monday 10/4

A reminder that registrations must be received by Monday 10th April.  Please use the link  to register.

French Classes at Ficino – Free Trial Lesson

Mondays 3.15 – 4.15pm – Advanced Class
Wednesdays 3.15 4.15pm – Beginners
Both classes are held in the school library
Please contact Maroussia on 021 251 7435 or email  to register your interest in a free trial lesson.